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Several Digimon have the ability to take on a human form (人間形態 ningen keitai?), or, in some cases, an animal form. This is usually done to avoid detection while in the Human World, and generally hinders their combat abilities.
Possession of a human form is usually a character trait, rather than a species-wide ability, although there are exceptions.
Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02
Before the DigiDestined become familiar with the nature of the Digital World, many enemy Digimon take on human disguises to lull them into a false sense of security. Unlike other "human forms", these are costumes that they often shred to pieces as they reveal themselves. The Bakemon at Overdell wear costumes resembling masked parishioners, only revealing their true, ghostly nature once they have Sora and Joe in their clutches , while Kokatorimon on Server Continent disguises himself as the human captain of his cruise ship until the DigiDestined are safely aboard, at which point he attacks.
Arukenimon and Mummymon, who have Oikawa's DNA , are able to take on human forms. After leaving Oikawa's body, MaloMyotismon shortly assumes the man's form until he absorbs energy from the children infected by the Dark Spore.
Digimon Data Squad
After BanchoLeomon takes the spirit of Spencer Damon into his own body, however, King Drasil possesses Spencer's body as a hostage. He then declares that if BanchoLeomon ever reveals that Spencer's spirit resides in him, he will destroy Specier's body forever much to both BanchoLeomon and Spencer's shocks.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
When Pete is trapped in Nakano Broadway's intranet, he uses an avatar in the form of Fuyume Yuuki to send a help message, rationalizing that if he used the form of a cute girl, everyone would come to his rescue.
Some days after Aiba's mind data is separated from their body by an Eater, their mind manifests itself in the Real World, while their real body is in the Central Hospital's ICU, being treated as a patient of the EDEN Syndrome. As a data body (データ体 dēta-tai?), Aiba has the ability "Connect Jump", which allows them to enter any kind of data, but due to the invasive naure of this ability, Aiba's original EDEN account doesn't recognize them, requiring the creation of a new account.
Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters